A Christmas Carol project or final exam project can be used for middle school and basic/special education high school English classes. The project focuses on the theme of giving that is recurrent in the story. Students will:
-research different charities to help develop their ideas
-create a Powerpoint that outlines the goals of the charity they created
-write a persuasive essay letter to Mr. Scrooge with reason why he should donate to their charity
-present their project to the class
The project includes:
-detailed description of the requirements
-a checklist of all the requirements so students can keep track of their work (can also be used to help students who need their work chunked). This can also serve as the rubric when grading.
-a charity research guide with questions to help students with creating ideas for their own charity
3 pages total
I used this with a self-contained LD sophomore English class that read the adapted version, and it went very well! Students worked on the project during class time and it took them about 3 days.